The Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery is the primary exhibiting space on the Watkins campus and presents two- and three-dimensional artwork, as well as multi-media installations including sound, video and performance. Students are provided an opportunity to exhibit every year in our annual juried student show, in departmental exhibitions, and at the conclusion of their degree program with a senior thesis exhibition. In addition, faculty and guest artists are invited to exhibit in the space.

brownley galleryGallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 2 to 4 p.m.

Free admission, with ample, free parking in the campus lot.

Exhibition Schedule

JANUARY 8-22, 2016

19th Annual Interior Design Student Exhibit
a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design degree candidates

Reception & awards presentation: Friday, January 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 4 through March 10, 2016

Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, created since Fall 2015

Awards Reception: Thursday, February 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentations will begin at 6 p.m.

MARCH 24 through MAY 15, 2016
Spring 2015 series of BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography

March 24 – April 3
Mackenzie Maroney, BFA in Photography: Today I Saw A Butterfly
Cassi Wright, BFA in Fine Art: The Hallowed Woods

Opening reception: Thursday, March 24, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

April 7
Joseph Newsome, BFA in Photography: Cope
(in the lighting studio)

One night only: 5:30 to 8 p.m.

April 7 – 17
David Anderson, BFA in Fine Art: What’s in My Soup?
Andrew Cox, BFA in Photography: Looking Glass
Christopher Strachan, BFA in Fine Art: Through Milk and Oil

Opening reception: Thursday, April 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

April 21 – May 1
Lily Adcock, BFA in Fine Art: Inhabit
Upreyl Mitchell, BFA in Photography: ‘cuz they ain’t make ‘em like you
Sophia Alana Stevenson, BFA in Fine Art: high-gloss

Opening reception: Thursday, Apri 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

May 5 – 15
Mali Hamilton, BFA in Fine Art: Domestic Oblivion
Aaron Harper, BFA in Fine Art: Garden Relay
Rebecca Lindley, BFA in Photography: Hiraeth

Opening reception: Thursday, May 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

MAY 26 through JULY 21, 2016

Summer student show from Co. H: Don’t Drink the Milk, featuring work by Stevie Bailey, Kevin Dietz, Holden Head, Tristan Higginbotham, Corrina Joyner, Kay Kennedy, Micah Mathewson, Carly Piccione and Rafer White

Closing reception: Thursday, July 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

JULY 29, 2016

One Night Only! Department of Community Education presents Pre-College Program Exhibition featuring work by Pre-College Program students, in drawing & painting, film and graphic design tracks

Reception: Friday, July 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

AUGUST 4 – 25, 2016

Hatch Show Print & Department of Graphic Design present posters from their summer workshop
Closing reception: Thursday, August 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m

SEPTEMBER 1 – 23, 2016

Faculty exhibition with work by
Brady Haston, assistant professor, Department of Fine Art
Angelique Rabus, visiting assistant professor, Department of Photography
Steve Wilkison, associate professor, Department of Graphic Design

SEPTEMBER 30 through OCTOBER 14, 2016

Exhibition in conjunction with sixth annual of Handmade & Bound book arts festival (October 1), presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department

Opening reception: Friday, September 30, 5 to 7 p.m.

OCTOBER 20 through NOVEMBER 3, 2016

Annual Graphic Design department juried show Split & Twisted
Student projects in Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design

Opening reception: Thursday, October 20, 5:30 to 8 p.m.


Fall 2016 series of BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography


The Watkins Arcade Gallery – WAG – is a public exhibition space of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film committed to serving the College community and the community at large through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum as well as engage a greater audience in the visual arts. WAG is dedicated to supporting the educational and cultural mission of the College by encouraging students to think independently and creatively about their art practice and role as critical thinkers within the cultural landscape.

Located in suite 77 of the historic downtown Arcade, in the 5th Avenue of the Arts district, WAG is open from 6 to 9 pm during the monthly First Saturday Art Crawl and by appointment